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Technology Is Neither Good, nor Bad, nor Neutral with Tony Reinke and Samuel James

Life and Books and Everything — Clearly Reformed

Technology Is Neither Good, nor Bad, nor Neutral with Tony Reinke and Samuel James

April 27, 2023
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and EverythingClearly Reformed

How should the Christian think about technology? How should we use technology? Are we better off as Luddites who avoid new technologies? In this episode—ironically, interrupted by many technological glitches!—Kevin talks with two of our leading writers when it comes to God, technology, and culture. Although Tony is a techno-optimist and Samuel is more of a techno-pessimist (or “realist” might be better), they both agree that technology can be a gift from God and also has the potential to reshape us in harmful ways. Listen in for a discussion that is part biblical musing, part intellectual analysis, and part practical application.

Timestamps:

0:00 Intro and Sponsor

1:58 Guest 1: Samuel James

4:03 Guest 2: Tony Reinke

6:16 Technology Optimism and Pessimism

17:41 The Tech-Blessed 21st Century

25:49 Dangers of Tech and Digital Discourse

48:40 Sponsor 2

49:18 Should We Throw Out Our Smartphones?

56:03 How Should We Parent concerning Tech?

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